ORIGINAL DEFINITION: A car, made by the Honda Motor Corporation, meant originally to be a reliable, basic, economical form of transportation. But that's where the good part ends. Because the current true definition of CIVIC is as follows...


A car which started its life with the above definition but in 99.999 percent of the cases, is now:

1) A still small, gay, ricemobile, featured in the movie The Fast And The Flimsy
2) A $2000-$8000 car with $1000-$15000 in modifications, the dollar amount spent being inversely proportionate with the owner's iq
3) A car that, no matter how many mods are done to it, is still small, gay, flimsy, and rice
4) A car that needs a huge amount of money added to it, in order to keep up with stock sports cars of any brand or year, which are usually oblivious to the fact that they're even being raced by this unworthy opponent, which brings me to the next sub-entry in the definition, which is:
5) A car famous for the RICER FLYBY, which happens when a totally unaware motorist who is driving a car with a real engine, which intimidates the hyper ricer in the CIVIC, inspiring him to show his mania, and, while the real-car driver is at 1/4 throttle just minding his own business and switching radio stations, he gets passed by a BUZZ BOMB CIVIC doing 60 in a 25 zone, 12 blocks after the stop light that this event started at, and the CIVIC driver flashes his lights as if he just 'MADE THE KILL'.
6) A car most often owned by hyper people with small brains and even smaller penises, as evidenced by their 'OH YEAH WELL WATCH THIS' attitude
7) A car that, when spelled backwards, spells the same word. This was intelligent design on the part of Honda since they knew they were appealing to a dyslexic crowd of morons
8) A front wheel drive car with a small engine, that, when modified properly, can consistently produce enough power to shred its transmission, which is extremely useful at the track, and apparently must improve 1/4 mile times, and be the ultimate goal for civic modders.
9) A car, unmistakably in sound (THE WEED WACKER IS FOLLOWING ME), and appearance, with any number of gay neon lights, carbon fiber door handles, rims that look like they belong on an suv, a spoiler that was taken off an old 747 Boeing, and 4 different colors of primer
holy shit man i paid $4500 for the car and spent $18,000 on mods for my civic, and i'm only on my 3rd $2000 tranny, so that's....let's see....$28,500 plus it still needs a paint job...shoulda bought a new WRX, or a Camaro or Mustang or a used 335i, or used the money on therapy
by Uncle Rice September 10, 2009
A car manufactured by Honda, often seen as a Sedan, Coupe, or Hatchback. Was first created in 1972 as a coupe or hatchback and really picked up interest when the fifth generation was released in 1992 along with VTEC which attracted many racing enthusiasts. Starting with the fourth generation to the end of the sixth the Civic had the highly popular race inspired Double Wishbone Suspension which attracted even more racing enthusiasts. The Civic is still one of the most popular cars on the road today with a great gas mileage history and current one.

Often misunderstood and mixed up with the term "Ricer". The fact is, Ricer can pertain to any car domestic, exotic, or tuner that have "racing modifications" that in reality do nothing at all. There are mainly four types of Civic:
1.)Daily - Driven from point A to B, the driver takes advantage of the Civic's superior MPG's. Possible minor engine modifications to improve MPG and add performance.
2.)Sleeper - Fast and powerful, usually a Turbo'd D16z6 engine or contains a swapped B series motor, either motor with major internal modifications. Mostly stock exterior except maybe after market rims, and lowered.
3.)Ricer - No performance adding parts. Cheap eBay intakes and loud annoying eBay mufflers for $30. Have racing stickers for parts the don't really have, large spoilers, cut springs, ugly/unfinished paint jobs(usually bright colors so they stick out more). Annoying Subwoofers playing really loud to look "cool".
4.)Track Car - Hollowed out interior, Major engine performance parts and fabrication done. None to minimal stock engine parts. Driven by experienced drivers. Stored in a garage or trailer to never be driven except at the track.
Guy 1: Oh man, look at that Civic Sleeper next to the Ricer.
Guy 2: Must be embarrassing for the Ricer, HA!
Guy 1: Yeah, but remember the Ricer has a Nascar sticker so he must be getting an extra 200 horsepower!!!
Guy 2: *Laughs*
by PackersFTW April 02, 2009
Despite the criticism the Civic is actually a very well made and reliable car. The Civic type R has a V-tec cam profile tuned for high performance giving it awesome acceleration.

Very cheap and easy to mod due to abundant aftermarket parts. Some go overboard and rice them up with no engine improvements and this is why all these guys are so angry. Despite this they can be made to beat any stock domestic car fairly cheaply.
That 2003 civic R looks nice and stock.
by astro May 21, 2003
A car which, no matter how much you try to improve it, still sucks ass cauz its FWD. They are an absolute waste of money and by the time youve modded it, you could have instead bought a second-hand WRX which owns!
Man, I've got so much power in my Civic, that my wheels always spin and my car suffers from chassis twist! how cool is that?!?
by WhoCares December 17, 2003
Dispite what the majority of people here think, Honda Civic's are very nice cars. The sporty models are faster than most of its rivals. Also very easy to customize, and can be gorgeous cars if planned out properly.

Just because some people arn't interested in modified cars, some peoples passion lies in cars, if people have nothing better to do than talk about how much hey don't like them they should find something better to do with there time, everyone is entitled to do what they like and what makes them happy.

to round this rant off, Honda Civic's are good looking, relativly cheap to run, reliable, and despite what some people say are relativly fast (perticluar the V-Tech and Type R). :-)
My civic is currently knocking out 210 BHP.
I just got a fantastic insurance quote for my Civic.
by ESi_guy April 10, 2006
A reliable and well built car often criticised by uneducated Americans who are unable to drive cars with manual gearboxes. Built with technology at least 20 years ahead of American car manufacturers (Corvette still use leaf springs for Christ sake!) they are widely hated because they embarrass 'muscle' cars developing pitiful power from enormous engines (oh and of cause being completely useless if you ever come across a corner).

Unlike Hondas, American cars sell in minimal numbers outside the US, because they have appalling build quality, have pathetic power to weight ratios and can only go in a straight line.

A civic is either reliable transport, or at its best (167 bhp VTi/Sir, 197bhp Type R) a great hot hatch, that’s it. Of cause you WON’T keep up with an Evo in a Civic, it’s a mere hot hatch, not a 4x4 rally beast, but you CAN piss yourself laughing as you fly past American crap on a race track or country road.
Civic driver: I took my standard Civic Type R to Germany’s Nurburgring and got round in under 9 minutes, not bad for a 1.6.

Camaro driver: I took my muscle car to the Nurburgring and crashed on the first corner because it handles like shit, It broke down on the way too. I rented a car but I couldn’t drive it because it wasn’t an auto and I’m a fat useless sack of crap.

Mustang driver: My cars awesome because I can beat Hyundai’s on the drag strip and I can go above 100mph as long as the road is completely straight. Anyone who drives a Japanese car must be gay because I say so.

Generic muscle car driver: I am a cretin who knows nothing about cars but express my uninformed opinions loudly. I wouldn’t go anywhere near a race track because I would be urinated on by people in Japanese and European compact cars with engines a quarter of the size of my ‘beast’. I prefer to hang around in bars, boasting about how I can beat people off the lights in my V8 and then beat the crap out of the prostitute I’ve just paid for.
by Civic driver February 19, 2009
A car made to be economical reliable transportation. Usually seen at any number of clubs or malls with multiple neon lights, gay neon paintjobs, blingbling 18" rims, bumble-bee-in-a-can mufflers, blue headlights, ridiculusly styled fibreglass body kits, and a comically large spoiler that looks like it was stolen from a NASA project.
ricer - "Mah civic is so fast I will kill that Mustang."
Me - "Shutup before I put my Jeep's tire through your windshield."
Also see wankers
by JEEPZJ! June 08, 2003
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